Shao Restaurant on Frankel Avenue

Shao BBQ Restaurant on Frankel Avenue

You know sometimes you have an experience, and you just know it was fate. Well I had that on Friday, and then Saturday for lunch. We went to Shao BBQ Restaurant on Frankel Avenue. So what I hear you say? Well let me just run through the co-incidences that cannot be just co-incidences. They just can’t. First up my Jude was keeping us entertained as we waited for the food to be served up. A major change to the old place, much cleaner lines in there now, a fresher feel too. Great job on the refurb, we liked it a lot.
Shao BBQ Restaurant on Frankel Avenue

First we start with crazy Jude, who decided to take my glasses and then make a load of funny faces to keep us all entertained.

Shao BBQ Restaurant on Frankel Avenue

#2 see what I mean, crazy

Shao BBQ Restaurant on Frankel Avenue

But also rather debonair and cool with it.

Shao BBQ Restaurant on Frankel Avenue

But more so crazy!

Shao BBQ Restaurant on Frankel Avenue

A total loony!

Shao BBQ Restaurant on Frankel Avenue

Oh yeah, and a little Zombie

But now to the – surely they can’t be mere co-incidences.

  1. So I was having a few beers with my good mate, Ben, Friday night and he mentions this new gaff I simply must go and eat at, Shao BBQ Restaurant on Frankel Avenue. Of course he really got me interested, Ben being a foodie too;
  2. At one point of the evening I left Ben to go to NTUC to buy some cigarettes. Whilst in the queue I was chatting to the lady in front of me, who had two big powder milk containers and we were joking about babies, then the chat moved to food and she said you must come to the carpark to meet my husband. He’s a Chef. We exchanged cards – yep you guessed he, is is owner and Chef of a new restaurant, Shao BBQ Restaurant on Frankel Avenue;
  3. The next day we decide to go there for lunch before Kaius’ 1st birthday party, and the restaurant is at 117 Frankel Avenue, right where one of our top eating joints was before they moved, remember Gourmet Bistro;
  4. We then have a cracking lunch, meet Jack and then start off to AJ’s for Kaius’ party, and bugger me it was like 5 minutes away.

So come on I think you will all agree were were fated to meet Jack and his wife, and indeed to sample the simply splendid food at Shao BBQ Restaurant on Frankel Avenue. They are at 117 Frankel Avenue on 6610 9233. If you want some space go for lunch. If you are going for dinner, I would seriously give them a call to book.

Jack I hope you mind me stealing a little copy from your web site, but your background is amazing and should be shared fella. I love this story, and the passion that shows off in his food proves every single work of what I will share with you now.

“My story with food began in Essex, UK. During my days at University, I along with some friends banded together to start a small takeaway business, delivering food to the student’s dormitory. From there, I went on to buy a food trailer selling food on the streets of London and finally owning my first restaurant in London in 2008.

In 2013, I closed down my operations in London and moved to Singapore. My passion for food never dimmed even after numerous failures and opposition from my family. From all these, I learnt that life can be defined by two things. One, the quality of your product. Two, your personality. Your quality reflects your purpose, and your personality determines the friendships you forge in life. All that remains after, is to persevere.

I created the brand SHAO to represent the intersection between my passion for food and to encourage the fostering friendships over food. Whether you are a customer, employee or stakeholders, you are all indispensable in this journey. SHAO is for all of us. Here, I wish to say thank you to everyone who believed in me and this vision, and helping me make SHAO a reality.”

Shao BBQ Restaurant on Frankel Avenue is a die die must try folks. You simply have to get here. And now will follow some photos of exactly why you should be getting your bum sat down in one of the seats to eat and be bloody happy with the food.

Shao BBQ Restaurant on Frankel Avenue

First up. Sometimes the simple things, are just so perfect. And the chili peanuts are surely that, washed won by an icy cold Orion beer from Japan. Oh I am loving this place immediately!

Shao BBQ Restaurant on Frankel Avenue

Oh no I think ChillaxBBQ truly does have competition now. Here is Jack’s roast pork belly. Damned fine this is, it is quality!

Shao BBQ Restaurant on Frankel Avenue

OMG. You may look at this picture and think, hey its just baby Kai Lan, so what? This is likely to the one of, if not the very best Kai Lan you’ll ever eat. This is absolutely cracking!

Shao BBQ Restaurant on Frankel Avenue

How about a little bit of Wagyu now in a special sauce. Jack mate, one niggle for this dish, I’d like it a little more on the medium to medium rare side. Taste was great though, believe me.

Shao BBQ Restaurant on Frankel Avenue

Are we enjoying this luncheon? I do believe we are, and also a good view of the new decor. Very cool.

Shao BBQ Restaurant on Frankel Avenue

Baby lamb chops up next with a sweet sauce, and sesame seeds. Sooo good this dish, You have to give this a feed. Again Jack my friend, I’d have a it a little pinker normally, but taste on this dish is killer. Genius!

Shao BBQ Restaurant on Frankel Avenue

Jack gave us a wee sampling of some duck he is getting in from a new supplier. This smoked duck is off the charts, as in off the charts. Buttery smoky duck with a little pepper. This is absolutely incredible – you have to eat this!

Shao BBQ Restaurant on Frankel Avenue

One of Jack’s great team and his BBQ roaster sitting at the back. A huge kitchen. Check those ducks at the back, and the stellar roast pork belly in his hand. Just insanely good!

Shao BBQ Restaurant on Frankel Avenue

I have to say Jack, it was a quality lunch. Great to meet again, and have more time to chat. We already have mates of ours coming to sample your fare, in fact two friends were in today for dinner, and crab was their #1 priority. Be happy mate, they loved it too.

So my friends Shao BBQ Restaurant on Frankel Avenue is up there as a must visit. It surely is a die die must try location on the East Coast, or from any location on the Red Dot. Well worth a trip guys. And it is incredibly reasonable on the pocket. I am loving that too. We will absolutely 100% be coming back to Jack’s team and get deeper in to that menu, and you should do so too, as you will surely – ENJOY!!!

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